NBC News Feature: Legacy of Charlye Farris

In 1953, Charlye Farris became the first female Black lawyer in Texas after graduating law school from Howard University where her class worked on the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education. NBC News’ Priscilla Thompson takes a look at Farris’ lasting legacy that overcame years of challenges and discrimination.  

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Artists: Medical Emergency Grants Program

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), in partnership with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, has announced the newest cycle of its Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants program. The program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for recent unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies, and is open to artists in need who are practicing in the disciplines of…

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Call to Artists: Vernon, TX Mural

The City of Vernon is collaborating with Wright Brand Bacon to commission a professional visual artist or artist team to design and paint a mural on the west exterior wall of 1716 Pease Street, Vernon, Texas. The lot is located between two buildings and is being developed into a multipurpose venue in Downtown Vernon across…

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Registration Open for Summer Art Camps in Wichita Falls

Ditch the Screens! The Alliance is once again encouraging young children and teens to set their inner artists free at a variety of summer art camps happening in Wichita Falls. Summer camps can include everything from animals, nature, flying things, animation, comics, and even the world of dreams and fantasies. Chocolate Camp for Kids: REGISTER…

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Painting of Quanah Parker Showcased at TCU

Texas Christian University (TCU) is now the proud owner of two paintings by the contemporary Comanche/Kiowa artist J. NiCole Hatfield (Nahmi-A-Piah). The two works –  “Based on Quanah Parker” and “Based on Mrs. Jack Treetop-Standing Rock 1908” – are displayed on the first floor of The Harrison. They were recently unveiled at a reception. “One of…

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Your Guide to Earth Day Events in Wichita Falls

River Bend Nature Center Earth Day EventsAll happening Friday 10:30 am – 11:30 am – Storytime and Nature Hike (pre-k)2:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Guided Nature Trail Tour with a Master Naturalist (all ages)4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – River Bend Animal Show (all ages)All-day – Activity stations in Conservatory (This program is included…

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Backdoor Theatre to Honor World War II Veterans

Backdoor Theatre wants to share your story for its upcoming production of “The Cover of Life”, which is centered around three brides of three brothers deployed during World War II. The nonprofit will be using its lobby space to create its own story – your story, our community’s story. “Part of our job as a community…

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After Hours Art Walk Returns to Downtown Wichita Falls

If you are an artist wanting to showcase your talents or looking for something to do this week to support arts and culture, don’t miss the first After Hours Art Walk of 2022 on Thursday. A wide variety of artists and artwork will be there for you and the entire family to explore. The Art…

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Registration Open for 2022 National Arts Action Summit

Arts advocates from across the country will gather virtually March 28-30 for the National Arts Action Summit, now in its 35th consecutive year. Hosted by Americans for the Arts in collaboration with national, state, and local organizational partners, the National Arts Action Summit is the largest gathering of its kind. This year’s advocacy training will…

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